Mislav of Croatia

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Duke of the Croats
Reign c. 835-845
Predecessor Vladislav
Successor Trpimir I
Religion Christian

Mislav (Latin: Muisclavo) was the Duke (Croatian: Knez) of Croatia in c. 835-845.[1]

Mislav succeeded Vladislav as the Duke of Croatia. He ruled from Klis in central Dalmatia, when he made Klis Fortress seat to his throne.[2] Mislav was pious ruler. He built the Church of Saint George in Putalj (on the slopes of hill Kozjak). Today's Kaštel Sućurac got its name after the village of sv. Jure (Saint George), named after that church.

He is chiefly known for signing a treaty with Pietro Tradonico, doge of Venetian Republic in 839, which led to the growth of Croatian sea power.[3] Duke Mislav maintained good relations with the neighbouring coastal Cities of Byzantine Dalmatia unlike his predecessor, which also led to the growth of Croatian sea power as Mislav modelled Croatian ships in the likehood of the Neretvians and Venetians.

Mislav was succeeded by Trpimir I after his death around 845.[1]


  1. ^ a b Mladjov, Ian. "Croatian Rulers" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  2. ^ Hrvatski Opći Leksikon (in Croatian). Zagreb: Miroslav Krleža Lexicographical Institute. 1996. ISBN 953-6036-62-2. 
  3. ^ Norwich, John Julius. A History of Venice. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1982.
Preceded by
Duke of the Croats
c. 835-845
Succeeded by
Trpimir I